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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Statement on the April Unemployment Report

WASHINGTON - Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the April unemployment report:

“President Obama’s desperate hype-and-blame campaign will try to spin today’s anemic jobs report six ways to Sunday, but the facts remain clear: too many Americans have been unemployed for far too long. For millions, the economy is simply not working,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

“In early 2009, President Obama’s economic team promised that if we passed the massive $831 billion stimulus, the unemployment rate would be below 6 percent by this year. But just like those millions of ‘shovel ready jobs,’ it’s yet another broken promise.

“As a result, millions of American families are struggling. Those that have jobs see their paychecks shrinking, even as the cost of gas, groceries, and healthcare skyrockets.

“Three years ago, President Obama vowed to fix the economy in three years and to hold himself accountable to his record. Today’s numbers remind us that he has failed to live up those promises, and he has no one to blame but himself. We must change course in November to ensure our children have the prosperous future they deserve.”